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DeBoer, Spartans shoot down Oak Harbor / Boys basketball

The Oak Harbor High School boys basketball team found itself on the wrong end of a record-setting performance Friday, Jan. 5, at Stanwood. Karl DeBoer… Continue reading

Oak Harbor competes in four events over weekend / Wrestling

It was a busy weekend — one of mixed results — for the Oak Harbor High School wrestling team. Friday, Oak Harbor took part in… Continue reading

Spartans put away Wildcats early / Girls basketball

The Stanwood High School girls basketball team scored more points in the first quarter than Oak Harbor did in the game, and the visiting Spartans… Continue reading

Wolves salvage weekend with win over Eagles / Girls basketball

Showing the mettle of a champion, the Coupeville High School girls basketball team overcame several hurdles to defeat Klahowya 29-23 Saturday, Jan. 6, in Silverdale.… Continue reading

Oak Harbor snags first win / Swim and dive

The Oak Harbor High School swim and dive team picked up its first win of the season when it split a double-dual meet at Lake… Continue reading

Coupeville High School to celebrate 101 years of basketball

Jan. 19, 1917, Coupeville High School played its first basketball game. Now, more than a century later, the Wolves will celebrate their 101th anniversary when… Continue reading

Thunderbirds top Oak Harbor / Girls basketball

The Shorewood High School girls basketball team shot well and Oak Harbor didn’t as the visiting Wildcats lost 58-33 Wednesday, Jan. 3. “We just didn’t… Continue reading

Buzzer-beater helps Wildcats ring in the new year / Boys basketball

Happy New Year! Dorian Hardin’s long three-point shot as time expired helped the Oak Harbor High School boys basketball team greet 2018 with a 61-59… Continue reading

North Whidbey Little League opens registration for 2018

North Whidbey Little League is beginning registration for the 2018 baseball and softball seasons. Forms are available at Big 5 and online at the league… Continue reading

Come on in, the water is (finally) fine / Swim and dive

Oak Harbor High School swim coach Amy Merkley’s plans for getting her team up to speed were put on ice — or more precisely, in… Continue reading

Sports 2017: Top stories, part 3

Following is the final segment of our three-part series on the top sports stories for 2017. September Coupeville’s James Steller began a 160-mile run around… Continue reading

Clairmont leads Wildcats at S-W Tournament / Girls wrestling

Elizabeth Clairmont placed third to pace Oak Harbor High School at the Sedro-Woolley Women’s Invitational Wrestling Tournament Saturday, Dec. 30. Six Wildcats took part and… Continue reading

Wildcats win in OT / Boys basketball

The Oak Harbor High School boys basketball team had to put in a little extra time against visiting Meridian Friday, Dec. 29, but it was… Continue reading

Coupeville rallies in fourth but falls in overtime / Girls basketball

Coming from 7 points down in the fourth quarter, the Coupeville High School girls basketball team forced overtime but couldn’t snare the win as visiting… Continue reading

Vikings ride big fourth quarter to win over Wolves / Boys basketball

A 12-2 run at the start of the fourth quarter carried the Orcas Island High School boys basketball team to a 69-53 non-conference win at… Continue reading

Oak Harbor loses at Mount Vernon / Girls basketball

The Oak Harbor High School girls basketball team wrapped up the non-league portion of its schedule with a 43-36 loss at Mount Vernon Saturday, Dec.… Continue reading

Sports 2017: Top stories, part 2

Here are more of the North and Central Whidbey sports highlights from 2017. Earlier we covered January through May. Today, we recap June through August.… Continue reading

Sports 2017: Top stories, part 1

Following is a recap of the top sports stories from January to May 2017. A summary of the remainder of the year will be posted… Continue reading

Wildcat press flusters Falcons / Girls basketball

Employing an effective full court press, the Oak Harbor High School girls basketball team stopped visiting South Whidbey 44-33 Thursday, Dec. 28. The Wildcats’ defensive… Continue reading

Dorian Hardin named to all-state team / Football

Oak Harbor High School junior Dorian Hardin was voted to the Associated Press All-State Football team last week. Hardin was an All-Western Conference North Division… Continue reading